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King Abdullah Visits France For Meeting With Macron

  June 19, 2017 at 4:40 pm by

The King of Jordan was in Paris on Monday for bilateral talks with the new French President, Emmanuel Macron, at Élysées Palace. The two leaders discussed the “importance of continuing coordination and consultation between Jordan and France on issues of mutual interest”. One of the major topic of discussion was sharing of intelligence and cooperation between the two countries to combat terrorism and extremism. King Abdullah and President Macron both reiterated the … Continue reading

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France’s New President Meets With King of Morocco

  June 14, 2017 at 7:03 pm by

King Mohammed VI of Morocco and other members of the Royal Family have welcomed French President Emmanuel Macron to Rabat on Wednesday for the President’s two-day visit to the country. The King and the President then had a private audience where they discussed intelligence sharing between the two countries in order to work together to stabilise the region. Among those who were present for a photo opportunity ahead of the audience … Continue reading

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“Gigante Nadal”: King Juan Carlos Watches On As Rafa Makes History

  June 11, 2017 at 11:17 pm by

The former King of Spain, Juan Carlos I, was in the stands at Roland Garros on Sunday afternoon to watch his countryman, Rafael Nadal, make tennis history as he became the first player in the Open era to win the same Grand Slam tournament a staggering ten times. Mr Nadal defeated Switzerland’s Stanislas Wawrinka in straight sets, 6-2 6-3 6-1, to take home the historic French Open trophy. The Spanish Royal Court issued … Continue reading

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Denmark’s Crown Princess Visits Paris For OECD Forum

  June 6, 2017 at 5:15 pm by

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark spoke at the OECD Forum in Paris on Tuesday, an annual forum hosted by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.  “We need to find the opportunities in the challenges, take a longer view, and use more of the resources available to us. Our answer to these challenges cannot simply be more of the same. We are at the beginning of a new era of development … Continue reading

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Félix and Claire At Cannes Charity Gala

  May 26, 2017 at 7:53 am by

Earlier this week, Luxembourg’s Prince Félix and Princess Claire made the trip to Cannes for a gala benefiting Le Sourire de Lucie, a charity which raises money to support sufferers of the rare Sjögren-Larsson Syndrome, a recessive type of ichthyosis. Félix and Claire posed for photos on the red carpet during the event, held as part of the 70th Cannes Film Festival, on Tuesday evening. The Princess wore a lovely baby pink strapless lace … Continue reading

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Queen Rania Honoured At Fashion For Relief Gala

  May 21, 2017 at 6:05 pm by

The Queen of Jordan was honoured for her humanitarian efforts at the 2017 Fashion for Relief gala in Cannes, France on Sunday. Speaking at the event, Queen Rania said that it was incredibly important for people around the world to continue to support the plight of refugees, which is a forefront concern for Jordan as they host over 2.5million refugees, approximately 1.3million of those being from Syria. “The global community is fragile … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: A Curtsey For The Queen

  May 19, 2017 at 5:00 am by

May 19, 1972: The Duchess of Windsor (1896-1986) curtseys to her niece, Queen Elizabeth II, as the monarch arrives to her home in Paris. The Queen, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh and the Prince of Wales, was on a state visit to France. The family took time out of their official schedule on the final day of the state visit to see the Duke and Duchess, the Queen’s paternal uncle and … Continue reading

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Stéphanie Stuns In White Ralph Lauren At Cannes Film Festival

  May 17, 2017 at 7:04 pm by

The Hereditary Grand Duchess of Luxembourg pulled out all the stops Wednesday evening for her first appearance at the Cannes Film Festival, wearing a lovely white Ralph Lauren evening gown. Stephanie paired the simple gown (previously seen on Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria last year) with a gorgeous pair of diamond and pink stone figure-eight earrings. She is currently in Cannes with her husband, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, and the Luxembourg … Continue reading

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Guillaume and Stéphanie Visit Luxembourg Stand At ‘Révélations’

  May 3, 2017 at 2:34 pm by

Luxembourg’s Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie were in Paris on Wednesday where they visited the Révélations International Fine Craft and Creation fair. The duo visited the artists exhibited at the Luxembourg stand, which is making its debut at this year’s fair. Nine artists – who specialist in sculpting, glass blowing and ceramics among other things – are representing the small European country at the fair. Guillaume and Stéphanie … Continue reading

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Prince Albert Visits Site of the Second Battle of the Aisne

  April 18, 2017 at 2:11 pm by

On Tuesday April 18, the Sovereign Prince of Monaco visit part of the site of the Second Battle of the Aisne, one of the many battles of the First World War. It was fought along France’s Chemin des Dames in April-May 1917. Prince Albert, whose great-grandfather Louis II of Monaco fought in the battle, visited the battle’s memorial, where he saw different artefacts connected to the conflict.

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Charles, William and Harry Mark Battle of Vimy Ridge Centenary

  April 9, 2017 at 3:29 pm by

The Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry have attended commemorations to mark the centenary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, the First World War battle that is considered an integral part of the Canadian national identity as it was the first time the four divisions of Canadian military fought side-by-side. Joining President François Hollande of France and Canada’s Governor-General David Johnston and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, … Continue reading

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Légion d’honneur Bestowed Upon Danish Princess Marie

  April 7, 2017 at 5:00 pm by

Denmark’s French-born Princess, Marie, was today bestowed the Légion d’honneur in a ceremony at the French Embassy in Copenhagen. The French Ambassador to Denmark, François Zimeray, presented the Princess with the insignia of the Légion d’honneur, class Grand Officer. The order is the highest French order of merit, awarded for military and civil merits. The Princess’s husband, Prince Joachim, and father-in-law Prince Henrik (himself a Frenchman) were present for the ceremony. At French Amb … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Frederik IX and de Gaulle

  April 7, 2017 at 5:00 am by

April 7, 1965: King Frederik IX of Denmark walks with French President Charles de Gaulle upon his arrival to Paris for an official visit.

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge End Paris Tour

  March 18, 2017 at 9:44 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge carried out engagements on the last day of their tour to Paris on March 18. The tour began the day before. A shooting had occurred at Orly Airport but William and Kate still continued their tour. Firstly, William and Kate visited Les Invalides in honour of World War II veterans and survivors of the 2015 terrorist attack at the Bataclan. William told them, “We … Continue reading

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The Cambridges Begin Two-Day Visit to Paris

  March 17, 2017 at 8:17 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have today begun their two-day visit to the French capital, on the request of the British Foreign Office. First up was an audience with President François Hollande at Élysée Palace. William and Catherine (who was still wearing the dark green Catherine Walker coat dress from her morning engagement in London) posed for photographs with the President on the steps of the Palace’s front entrance, before they … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Frederik Visits Danish Air Force In France

  February 1, 2017 at 7:38 am by

On January 30 and 31, the Crown Prince of Denmark was in France where he was visiting the Danish Air Force ‘Winter Hide’ exercise. Prince Frederik was briefed on the exercises, described as ‘high level air defence cooperation’ by the French Ambassador to Denmark, by Major General Nielsen and Brigadier General Charpentier. He spent time speaking with soldiers who are currently stationed in France for the exercises. The exercises are taking … Continue reading

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Tatiana Casiraghi Attends Paris Fashion Week

  January 23, 2017 at 8:29 pm by

Tatiana Casiraghi attended a day of fashion shows as part of Paris Fashion Week today. She sat in the audience for the Christian Dior Haute Couture Spring Summer 2017 with a girlfriend, before heading to the Giambattista Valli Haute Couture Spring Summer 2017 runway show. At Giabattista Valli, Tatiana – who was wearing green velvet trousers and a black blouse with a sheer-sleeve jacket – posed for photos with Diane von Fürstenberg and … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia and Princess Lalla Salma Attend World Cancer Congress in Paris

  October 31, 2016 at 6:10 pm by

Spain’s Queen Letizia and Morocco’s Princess Lalla Salma have today attended the World Cancer Congress hosted at the Palais des Congrès de Paris alongside French President Francoise Hollande. Princess Dina Mired of Jordan was also present. The Queen delivered one of the congress’s opening speeches, praising the work done by researchers and encouraging that research continue. “Resources dedicated to these means are paramount due to the ever increasing costs of new … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde Visits Two Exhibitions In Paris

  October 5, 2016 at 1:00 pm by

Today, Wednesday October 5, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde was in Paris to pay a visit to two differents exhibitions of Belgian artists of the 20th century. The visit began at the cultural center Centre Pompidou where is held, since September 21, the exhibition “Magritte The Treachery of Images”, dedicated to the Belgian surrealist painter Rene Magritte. In this exposition are shown emblematic works of the artist combined with less known … Continue reading

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Prince Charles Honours New Zealand’s Battle of the Somme Fallen

  September 15, 2016 at 10:39 am by

The Prince of Wales attended a commemoration today at the Caterpillar Valley Cemetery in Longueval, France to mark 100 years since New Zealand forces entered into the Battle of the Somme. “The footprints we leave today mark the centre of a struggle that found twenty-five countries from five continents on opposing sides in a terrible and exhausting trial of strength. None came further to serve here than the New Zealanders who, … Continue reading

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